The Respect for the Aged Day falls on the third Monday of September. The rapidly-aging Japanese society is home to some 70,000 people aged 100 or over. The number has just about doubled from a decade ago. Some of these centenarians are living proof that age is insignificant. 102-year-old sprinter Shoji Tomihisa, a resident of Hiroshima Prefecture, is a perfect example. He holds the Japan record for the 60-meter dash by those between 100 and 104. The program focuses on the centenarian, who trains eagerly to achieve his goal.
Tomihisa trains for the 100-meter dash at a sports arena once a week.